Angel biscuits

Angel biscuits are a Southern favorite, known for their light, fluffy texture. Here’s a recipe for homemade angel biscuits:


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast


  1. In a small bowl, combine the warm water and active dry yeast. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until the yeast is dissolved and starts to foam.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add the cubed cold butter to the flour mixture. Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the buttermilk and yeast mixture. Stir until the dough comes together. It will be slightly sticky.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and gently knead it a few times until it forms a smooth ball. Be careful not to overwork the dough.
  6. Roll out the dough to about 1/2-inch thickness. Use a biscuit cutter to cut out biscuits. Place the biscuits on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, leaving a little space between each one.
  7. Cover the biscuits with a clean kitchen towel and let them rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until they have doubled in size.
  8. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  9. Bake the biscuits in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until they are golden brown on top and cooked through.
  10. Remove the biscuits from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.

Enjoy your homemade angel biscuits warm with butter, jam, or gravy. They’re perfect for breakfast, brunch, or alongside a comforting dinner!

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